Social Studies

General Education Core

(30 credit hours)

NOTE: All courses identified with ** and a minimum of 37 credit hours of the General Education Core and Pre-professional Program Requirements must be successfully completed prior to beginning the Professional Education Program.

**  ENG W131 Elementary Comp I (3 credit hours)


**  COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credit hours)

Select 1 course from List A (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from List A (3 credit hours) or
Select 1 course from List B (3 credit hours)

GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environments (3 credit hours)


ANTH A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 credit hours)

**  EDUC E201 Multicultural Education/Global Awareness (3 credit hours)

PHIL P120 Ethics (3 credit hoursor
REL R212 Comparative Religions (3 credit hours)


PSY B110 Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)

SOC R121 Social Problems (3 credit hours)

Pre-professional Program Requirements

(10 credit hours)

**  EDUC F110 Windows on Education - Freshman Only (1 credit hour)


**  EDUC F200 Examining Self as Teacher (3 credit hours)


**  EDUC W200 Using Computers in Education (3 credit hours)


**  EDUC H341 American Culture and Education (3 credit hours)

Social Studies Coursework Requirements

(42 credit hours)

NOTE: Student must have 21 credit hours of the major requirements successfully completed before beginning the Professional Education Program.

HIST H217 The Nature of History (3 credit hours)

Select 1 course from the following:
HIST A363 Survey of Indiana History (3 credit hours) or
HIST A371 History of Indiana I (3 credit hours) or
HIST A372 History of Indiana II (3 credit hours)

Select 1 course from the following:
HIST H105 American History I (3 credit hours) or
HIST H106 American History II (3 credit hours) or
Both are highly recommended


HIST A207 Introduction to Native American History (3 credit hours)


HIST A313 Origins of Modern America (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the following:
HIST A301 Colonial and Revolutionary America I (3 credit hours) or
HIST A303 United States: 1789-1865 (3 credit hours) or
HIST A315 America Since WWII (3 credit hours) or
HIST A317 American Social History: 1865 to the Present (3 credit hours)

HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I (3 credit hours)
HIST H114 History of Western Civilization II (3 credit hours)
HIST H227 African Civilization (3 credit hours)
HIST B310 Britain II Since 1688 (3 credit hours)
HIST G451 The Far East (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the following:
HIST B361 Europe in the Twentieth Century (3 credit hours) or
HIST F341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire (3 credit hours)

GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 credit hours)
ECON E101 Survey of Economic Issues and Problems (3 credit hours)

Social Studies Professional Education Coursework

(38 credit hours)

NOTE: Students must apply and be admitted to this portion of the program.

Classes and field experience take place all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

EDUC M322 Diversity & Learning (6 credit hours)
EDUC M403 Field Experience (1 credit hours)
EDUC L441 Bilingual Education - Intro (3 credit hours)

Classes and field experience take place all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

EDUC S420 Teaching/Learning in Middle School (3 credit hours)
EDUC K306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Classrooms (3 credit hours)
EDUC M404 Field Experience (1 credit hour)

Offered only in the spring and are taken concurrently with Block II A or Block III, as explained above. Classes meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

EDUC M442 Social Studies Methods (3 credit hours)

Classes and field experience take place Tuesdays and Thursdays

EDUC S430 Teaching/Learning in High School (3 credit hours)
EDUC M405 Field Experience (1 credit hour)

Student teaching is every week day for 80 days in the student's content area and follows the calendar used by the middle school or high school where the student teaching placement occurs. If the student is completing a special education, ESL, or reading license addition, then student teaching will last 40 days in a middle school or high school in the content area and for another 40 days in a middle school or high school in the license addition area.

If not doing a license addition:
EDUC M451 Middle Schools (14 credit hours) or
EDUC M480 High School (14 credit hours)

If doing a license addition:
EDUC M451 Middle Schools (7 credit hours) or
EDUC M480 High School (7 credit hours)

and

EDUC M470 Special Education or ESL Practicum (7 credit hours) or
EDUC X425 Reading Practicum (7 credit hours)